Elbow Dislocation

Categories: Elbow Conditions

The elbow becomes dislocated when the joint surfaces are separated. With a complete dislocation, the joint surfaces are separated completely. The joint surfaces are only partly separated with a partial dislocation, also called a subluxation. The elbow is a hinge joint as well as a ball-and-socket joint. Injuries and dislocations to this structure can affect the normal range of motion. Elbow dislocations are either simple or complex. With simple dislocations, there is no major bone injury. With complex dislocations bones and ligaments are injured.

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